Cress seems to have a really bad reputation, which I’m putting down to memories of growing it in egg cups as children. On its own the traditional garden cress really can be quite bland; grow a few different types (see list below) though and you’ve got a fantastic addition to any salad or sandwich.
Papa al Pomodoro is, truly, one of the most delicious and simple soups you can make, originating in Tuscany and consisting of not much more than tomatoes and bread. In my case, it’s also great for creating the illusion of summer; the reality is very wintry wind and rain hammering my window as I type!
This is another healthy recipe, perfect for those of you who fancy losing a few of those extra pounds you gained over the Christmas period. Both the broccoli and cauliflower are excellent detox ingredients, while the chilli is great for releasing endorphines – those natural feel good chemicals in your body. Garlic is a great ingredient too, with detoxifying and antibiotic properties. It’s also great for keeping away the vampires!
Broccoli is a really super healthy vegetable that is underused in the kitchen, high in vitamin c and fibre as well as being a natural diuretic with anti-carcinogenic (cancer reducing) properties. Phew – I feel healthier just talking about it!
My name is Scott and I love food; talking about it, cooking it and eating it. I’m not a chef or anything exciting like that – I just cook at my home in Lincolnshire with my wife Gosia and daughter Mia for the sheer enjoyment of it.